### sstlive.co.nz Last updated 05:00 21/06/2009
Richard Boock: Professional sport has sold its soul
Richard Boock – Sunday Star Times
Respected journalist David Walsh made a comment the other day that’s worth considering. Relax, the comment won’t make much difference unless someone invents a time-machine but it deserves a moment of reflection, nonetheless. Walsh, whose investigations are best known for raising serious questions about the deeds of cyclist Lance Armstrong, took time out during a recent book promotion to slam the concept of professional sport and everything for which it stood.